John Chambers College of Business and Economics
“I’ve worked with businesses of all sizes and locations, from multi-nationals to local start-ups, and there is a common thread,” he says. “To me, using analytics, data science, statistics, machine learning—and all the tools from the field—is helping people solve problems.”
He describes Business Data Analytics as a field for problem solvers, but also as a diverse field where there are many ways to be successful.
“Our students don’t just come from technical backgrounds. Some of our students with backgrounds in English and sociology have had amazing success.”
All his classes have a technology component because it’s important for students to get hands-on, practical training. In this field, they must understand and be able to get results with the standard technology that the industry is using.
“My students use technology in their everyday lives and our program is all about using the technology, but it’s also about understanding why you use it and what flaws it has so that you really provide value and insight.”
Brad says he is a very hands-on and student centric.
“I’m a believer in that when a student chooses to join our program, that’s a sign of faith in our ability to help them achieve their goals. It is my job to help them get there.”